Student executive advisory committee

We’re looking for VicSRC’s
Student Executive Advisory Committee for 2021-22!

The VicSRC Student Executive Advisory Committee (the Executive Committee) is made up of 15 students who are completing secondary education in Victoria.

They are elected by their peers every year, and their job is to govern VicSRC and act on the advocacy priorities identified by Victorian students at the annual VicSRC Congress.

You don’t need any experience to be on the Executive Committee, just enthusiasm and a commitment to making Victorian education better for everyone!

Each year students around Victoria nominate and vote for their Executive Committee members. Explore this page to learn more about the nomination and voting process.

Nominations have closed; now it's time to learn more about the candidates before casting your important vote.

What does an Executive Committee member do?

In a typical year as an Executive Committee member, you might:

  • attend meetings with the Minister for Education.
  • speak on a panel to teachers and educators.
  • advise the Department of Education on how to design a program or initiative to best support students.
  • advise the VicSRC staff on the strategic direction of the organisation and which initiatives to focus on.
  • sit on committees made up of different stakeholders in the education system and share your experience and ideas.

For detailed information about the role, please read the information pack below.

How do we make sure all Victorian students are represented?

VicSRC seeks to be as representative of all Victorian students as possible. We ensure diverse representation on the Executive Committee through a balance of students from rural/regional and metro Victoria, students of all genders, and representation from a range of Independent, Government and Catholic schools. No more than two people from any one school can be part of the Executive Committee.

For further information check out the FAQs below or email [email protected].

Portrait of VicSRC Executive Committee member Sonany standing against a predominantly red artwork

Being a part of the Exec has enabled me grow as a person and express my voice with others. ...I’ve absolutely loved representing students across Victoria

- Sonany -

Key nomination and voting dates

  • Monday 5 July, 9am

    Nominations open

  • Sunday 25 July, 11:59pm

    Nominations close

  • Monday 26 July – Sunday 8 August

    Campaigning period. Candidate, encourage other students to sign up and vote for you!

  • Wednesday 4 August, 11.59pm

    Deadline to sign up to the VicSRC Student Community to be able to vote.

  • Thursday 5 August

    Email sent to all Student Community members with a link to register to vote. Click this link before 8am on 9 August!

  • Monday 9 August, 9am

    Voting opens. Registered voters will receive an email with instructions of how to vote.

  • Sunday 22 August, 11.59pm

    Voting closes.

  • Wednesday 1 September

    All candidates know the outcome of the election.

Nominate

Nominations were open 5-25 July

Nominations have closed; now it's time to learn more about the candidates before casting your important vote.

If you’re eager to represent Victorian students and advocate for their needs, we encourage you to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee – regardless of your background, gender, ability, where you live, or where you go to school!

Who can nominate: Any member of VicSRC’s Student Community who is a Victorian school-aged student in Y7-11 or equivalent is eligible to nominate for the VicSRC Executive. If you’re not a member of our Student Community yet, no problem! It is free and takes 2 minutes to sign up here.

Year 12 students: Students who will finish Year 12 in 2021 are ineligible to nominate for a role on the Executive Committee, because all members must be in school education until their term finishes in 2022. However, current Year 12 students can get involved by attending Congress 2021. Most importantly, they are still eligible to vote!

Find out more: If you’re interested in nominating or finding out more, please download our information pack.

When you’re ready, complete your nomination form online. We suggest setting aside at least 30 minutes to complete your nomination.

Vote

Voting open 9-22 August

Who can vote: All Victorian students in Foundation/Prep to Year 12 who are part of the VicSRC Student Community are eligible to register to vote in the 2021-22 VicSRC Executive Committee Elections. Voting for the students who will represent you to decision-makers and advocate on your behalf is an important thing to do!

Why you should vote: The members of the VicSRC Executive Committee are the state representatives for students and can shape the future of education in Victoria. Voting for your representatives has real power! To learn more about why voting for your representatives is important, visit Passport to Democracy from the Victorian Electoral Commission.

How to vote: Sign up to the Student Community before Wednesday 5 August 2021. On Thursday 6 August 2021 you will receive an email with a link to register to vote. Make sure you click that link!

Voting opens on Monday 9 August 2021, and you will receive an email with instructions on how to vote.

We encourage voters to carefully consider which candidates would form the most motivated and diverse team (taking into consideration experience, age, year level, background and location), and be the best representatives for Victorian students at a state level in 2021-22.

Frequently asked questions

If your question isn’t answered below, get in touch with us on [email protected] and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Nominations opened at 9am on Monday 5 July 2021. Nominations closed at 11.59pm on Sunday 25 July 2021.

Voting opens at 9am on Monday 9 August 2021 and closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 22 August 2021. All VicSRC Student Community members will get an email with a link to register to vote on Friday 5 August.

Unfortunately, if you are due to complete Year 12 in 2021 you are not eligible to nominate for the 2021-22 VicSRC Executive Committee. All students who sit on the Executive Committee must be current students within the Victorian education system until their term finishes in 2022. If you want to be involved with VicSRC you should come to Congress 2021!

Absolutely! Any Victorian school-aged student in years 7-11 or equivalent, who is also a part of the VicSRC Student Community is eligible to nominate for the VicSRC Executive Committee. You will be given a comprehensive induction to help you understand everything about VicSRC.

No! We’re just looking for students who are passionate and committed. You don’t need to have any previous experience!

You sure do! As long as you register to vote. We will send you information about voting via email.

Good question! Check your emails and back on this page after the Monday 26 July for information on each candidate! You will also find a photo and short bio from each candidate on the voting form. We encourage voters to carefully consider which candidates would form the most motivated and diverse team (taking into consideration experience, age, year level, background and location), and be the best representatives for Victorian students at a state level in 2021-22.

To learn more about why voting for your representatives is important, visit Passport to Democracy from the Victorian Electoral Commission.

A returning officer is someone who oversees an election and announces the results. Every year, two of the Executive Committee members nominate themselves to act as returning officers for the next Executive Committee election. They organise the election and verify the candidates, voters and final result. The VicSRC returning officers for 2021 are Jess and Tehnan!

Oh no! Unfortunately, our deadlines are strict and we cannot accept late applications. Hopefully we’ll see you next year!

We really need an Executive team who are available for our major events. If you are super keen to nominate but know that you’re unavailable for something, send us an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you. If you want to be involved with VicSRC in a different way, make sure you are part of the VicSRC Student Community so you receive updates and information about other ways to get involved.

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of elections by Wednesday 1 September 2021. The VicSRC 2021-22 Executive Committee will be formally announced at a VicSRC event later in the year.

The 2021 Student Executive Advisory Committee
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Congress 2021

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Friday 10th September, Angliss Conference Centre, Melbourne. Tickets on sale now!

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North Melbourne
VICTORIA, 3051

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0411 679 050


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